Announcements

May 16 2024

Rhonel Roberts art to appear on North Beach billboard

Shipyard artist Rhonel Roberts announced: Tony Gemignani has given me an opportunity to have my artwork on a billboard in North Beach!! It will be installed on June 1st above Tony's Pizza Napoletana, 1570 Stockton St. at Union St. Future home of Rhonel Roberts' billboard art Rhonel Roberts and Tony ...
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Demolition of Building 123 begins

May 4 2024

Building 123 demolition

Resident hawk in Building 123, early morning March 30 - photo by Kim Smith (click for larger view) Building 123 is now history. Just after noon Wednesday, March 27, 2024, demolition work began on Building 123, the huge skeleton of a building on the north side of Hunters Point Shipyard. ...
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Tesia Blackburn "Acrylic Diva: Art & Design" logo

Apr 23 2024

Tesia Blackburn announces classes and an art fair

Shipyard artists Tesia Blackburn "The Acrylic Goddess" announces: Upcoming Saturday painting classes in Zoom, inspired by Matisse and the desert. I'm participating in an art fair for the first time in many, many years at the Irvine Fine Art Fair on June 1.  Join me virtually at 4:00 p.m. April ...
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Richard Bolingbroke's Shotwell St. mural

Mar 28 2024

Richard Bolingbroke creates neighborhood mural

News from Shipyard artist Richard Bolingbroke: I am currently painting a mural on a 30-ft x 10-ft plywood wall that was recently erected at 628 Shotwell St. (at 20th St.). It was already being tagged and looked ugly. Photo about 4/6/2024 - click for a larger view Since I have ...
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Rhonel Roberts poster

Jan 30 2024

Artists’ designs commissioned for “Dirty White Teslas Make Me Sad”

Shipyard artists Nina Fabunmi, Ahmad Walker, Rhonel Roberts, and Afatasi the Artist created graphics for the play "Dirty White Teslas Make Me Sad" by Bayview playwright A.M. (Ashley) Smiley. Nina designed backdrops for the play, Rhonel and Ahmad created poster art, and Afatasi designed costumes, funded by a 2021 grant ...
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SFO mural elevation

Jan 29 2024

Richard Bolingbroke to help install murals in new SFO Terminal 1

News from Shipyard artist Richard Bolingbroke: Richard Bolingbroke (left) and Craig Calderwood I am fortunate to be one of five artists chosen to assist in installing several huge murals at Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at SFO. The project will run from mid-February through mid-May. We will be working three days ...
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Tape Op cover with detail of Lynn Rubenzer's “Subterranea”

Jan 3 2024

Lynn Rubenzer artwork featured on cover of Tape Op Magazine

The magazine cover and Lynn's painting Lynn Rubenzer’s artwork is featured on the current cover of TapeOp Magazine, the creative music recording industry go-to for musician interviews and gear reviews since 1997. The image is cropped from the epic portrait “Subterranea”, a 2012 oil on birch panel (54” x 156”) ...
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Photo of Afatasi banner installation

Nov 14 2023

Afatasi the Artist’s 500-foot banner installed on Evans Ave.

Shipyard artist Afatasi the Artist's 500-foot mural banner "Motifs and Modalities" was installed on Evans Ave. Nov. 14 along the fence of the Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant. Here are some photos of the banner being installed. For more information see our earlier post about this installation. Click image for a ...
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Rhonel Roberts public art project

Oct 14 2023

Rhonel Roberts selected for public art project in the Bayview

Shipyard artist Rhonel Roberts reports that he is in the middle of a long-term public art project: Click for a larger view In July 2023 I was contacted about a project called “Paint the Void” which reached out to me and several other artists to create art on utility boxes ...
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Leslie Lowinger "Westfield - Dome Level"

Sep 2 2023

Shipyard and Islais Creek artists’ works in Coalition on Homelessness benefit auction

Artworks by Islais Creek Studios artist Flora Davis and Hunters Point Shipyard artists Leslie Lowinger and Marc Ellen Hamel are included in the annual benefit auction of the Coalition on Homelessness, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that advocates for Bay Area unhoused individuals and families and supports them with training, employment, ...
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Marc Ellen Hamel sale photo

Sep 2 2023

Marc Ellen Hamel studio event at the Shipyard Saturday, September 23

News from Shipyard painter and printmaker Marc Ellen Hamel: CELEBRATION SALE! 30% – 75% Off What am I celebrating? It's my 75th birthday and 30th year in my studio at Hunters Point Shipyard so I am celebrating by having a big sale of my older work, and a few new ...
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Nina Fabunmi book cover

Aug 8 2023

Nina Fabunmi novel published August 7

Shipyard artist Nina Fabunmi announced the release of her novel Petals For My Tears. It is available in hardback and Kindle ebook editions on Amazon. Copies will also be available in her studio during Shipyard Open Studios October 21-22, 2023. From the announcement: "In [the] heart of an enchanting African ...
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Nina Fabunmi art in India Basin Shoreline Park

Jun 27 2023

New public art by Nina Fabunmi at India Basin Shoreline Park

Shipyard artist Nina Fabunmi has created new floor art at the India Basin Shoreline Park near Hunters Point in San Francisco. John Arbuckle, also a Shipyard artist, posted these photos of Nina's new work on the Shipyard Open Studios Facebook page (scroll down to June 18, 2023). Visit India Basin ...
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Eric Joyner "Jungle Trek"

Jun 24 2023

Eric Joyner featured in article in SF zine “Broke-Ass Stuart”

Eric Joyner "Jungle Trek" Stuart Schuffman, author of Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in San Francisco in zine and book form, published "Robots and Donuts: The Fantastical World of Artist Eric Joyner" by Schatzie Frisch, online on June 22, 2023. Eric Joyner's paintings and other idiosyncratic artworks, many of ...
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Juneteenth flag image

Jun 22 2023

Juneteenth: STAR honors Black artists at the Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios

This site's home page featured the following tribute in the days leading up to and following Juneteenth, June 19, 2023: We honor Black Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios artists on the occasion of Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery on June 19, 1865, 24 days after the ...
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Apr 18 2023

Silvia Poloto featured in “48 Hills”

Shipyard artist Silvia Poloto is the subject of an article in 48 Hills, the website that describes itself as "San Francisco’s largest daily, independent community news and culture site." The article by Mary Corbin, "Not a classic hero’s journey: Silvia Poloto adventures into herself," describes Poloto's life as an immigrant, ...
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Ob River (oil on canvas, 68" x 48") by Irena Kononova

Dec 8 2022

Irena Kononova artwork receives award

The painting Ob River (oil on canvas, 68" x 48") by Shipyard artist Irena Kononova is a winner of the Sheridan Prize for Art 2022 in the Immigrant Artists category. The painting is a symbolic interpretation rather than a topographically correct representation of this majestic Siberian waterway. The Sheridan Prize ...
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Maeve Croghan mural design, north panel

Nov 15 2022

Maeve Croghan designs community mural for North Beach, San Francisco

News from Shipyard artist Maeve Croghan: I am excited about a new mural to be painted in my neighborhood, North Beach!  North Beach Neighbors contacted me awhile back regarding my interest in doing this project and I said YES! I am also working with 'TogetherSF’ of the City of San Francisco, ...
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Jeff Long "Bison Requiem" image

Oct 29 2022

Fresno Art Museum acquires works by Jeff Long

Three paintings by Shipyard artist Jeff Long have been added to the permanent collection of the Fresno Art Museum. Click on an image below for a larger view. Jeff Long "Path at Point Reyes" 72” x 120”, oil on canvas, 2019 Jeff Long "Pacifica" 72" x 120", oil on canvas, ...
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Deirdre Weinberg image

Oct 17 2022

Deirdre Weinberg work in SF Symphony’s Día de los Muertos art exhibit

Image from the Symphony's website Shipyard Artist Deirdre Weinberg will be participating in the art exhibit accompanying the SF Symphony's annual Día De Los Muertos concert November 5. The concert and exhibit are a vibrant celebration of Latin American music and culture, including lobby installations at Davies Symphony Hall.  Call ...
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